Research papers of Geoffrey Tweedale gathered during the course of his research for his book 'Magic mineral to killer dust: Turner & Newall and the asbestos hazard' (2nd edition, 2001: Oxford University Press), which investigated the British company, Turner & Newall, one of the world's leading asbestos manufacturers.
The collection comprises:
Copies of more or less complete run of Turner & Newall compensation cases, 1921-1990s (c. 700 files). The copies were made by Tweedale from microfilms of the Turner & Newall company archives made by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1991 as part of a court case initiated in the USA by the Bank against Turner & Newall. Tweedale made a special study of these case files.
Series of subject files. The bulk of the contents is copies of correspondence and papers from the Turner & Newall archives. However, the series also contains material from other sources as well as Tweedale’s own notes and correspondence. Most of the material relates to Turner & Newall, but there is also material on other companies eg Johns Manville in the USA, Eternit, and Cape Asbestos as well as material on Canada, South Africa, and Australia. The series also includes biographical information on related people as well as press cuttings collected by Tweedale.
A selection of videotapes and DVDs mostly relating to Turner & Newall plus several transcripts of TV/radio programmes, dating back to the 1970s and early 1980s.
Copies of parts of the corporate archive of Turner & Newall, one of the world's leading asbestos manufacturers. The records copied date back to the 1920s. The copies were owned by Clydeside Action on Asbestos and used as a research resource.
These copies are significant since the original Turner & Newall archives are not accessible. The only time that the company granted access to its archives was during the legal proceedings initiated by Chase Manhattan Bank against Turner & Newall in 1987 when these copies were made. The copies of the archives remain the only primary evidence of Turner & Newall's activities.
Contents include board minutes and correspondence and papers relating to: the health risks of asbestos; asbestos industry regulations; the company's medical arrangements; employees with asbestos-related disease; the company's relations with the media; the company's submissions to parliamentary select committees; Chase Manhattan Bank vs. Turner & Newall trial documents; company histories.
Sketches, travel diaries, notebooks, slides, photographs, reviews, press cuttings and scrapbooks relating to all of Wyllie's art projects and exhibitions. Also includes correspondence with other artists, Wyllie's lectures and writings, biographical information and publications about Wyllie.
Wyllie, George Ralston, 1921-2012, artist and sculptor
Lectures, talks and published articles by Wood; working papers for Wood's book on David Stow; video recording entitled 'Sir Henry P. Wood in Conversation', 1990; material relating to Jordanhill College including programmes for opening of buildings, photographs, modern reproductions of prints of Jordanhill House and Estate, video recording entitled 'Jordanhill College: an impression', 1991; audio recording of excerpt of interview with Anne McAllister, speech therapist.
One hard-bound copy and one electronic copy of Glenda White's unpublished PhD thesis: 'A Sort of Amateur Schoolmaster: The Life, Work and Influence of David Stow' (2 volumes and 1 CD, University of the West of Scotland, 2010); 7 spiral-bound volumes containing transcripts and other resources collected to supplement the thesis, entitled 'People involved in the Glasgow Infant School Society and the Glasgow Educational Society', 'David Stow's personal correspondence', 'Stow's school designs and equipment', 'David Stow's family tree', 'Schools in Scotland influenced by Stow', 'Transcript of the manuscript of the minutes of the Free Church Training College 1845-1865', 'Relevant newspaper articles and references'; CD containing an electronic version of David Stow's family tree; CD containing David Stow digitised resources.
White, Glenda Ann, fl. 2010, inspector of schools and educational consultant
Illustrated charts purportedly tracing the ancestry of Helen Tooker's parents, Emily White Perkins and Harry Landon Tooker, back into early English, Irish and Scottish history. 16 of the charts are drawn in black ink and 7 in black ink and watercolour.
Material produced in connection with the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18th September 2014. The question on the ballot paper was 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'. The collection comprises communications produced by the Yes and No campaigns and various other interest groups.
Minutes and papers of the executive committee; AGM minutes and papers; financial records; membership lists; conference programmes, abstracts, papers; newsletters; correspondence with British Educational Research Association, Scottish Education Department Research and Intelligence Unit and others.
Election literature including campaign leaflets, manifestos and publications produced by political parties for Scottish constituencies. Primarily covering all elections since the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999, there is also a selection of earlier donated material present.
Material relating to Rusk's education and appointments; research notes; publications by Rusk; publications by others; examination papers set by Rusk; notes from seminars; correspondence; photographs; glass lantern slides.
Rusk, Robert Robertson, 1879-1972, educational historian
Annual general meeting papers; annual reports and accounts; board of directors' minutes and papers; correspondence and papers relating to acquisitions; papers relating to constitution; papers relating to shares; financial records; newsletters; news cuttings; publicity material.
Detailed diary of a trip made by Mary Pinkerton to America; typed transcript of diary (transcribed by Anne Cameron, June 2010). Enclosed in the manuscript diary are several loose additional diary pages; a poem entitled 'Books of the Bible'; a newspaper clipping intimating the death of Mary Pinkerton on 20 December ; and a newspaper clipping intimating the death of Mary Cochran, relict of James Pinkerton [undated].
Pinkerton, Mary Thomson, 1855-1912, niece of Allan Pinkerton, private detective